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basis in the senate. senator mccain, lindsey graham, marco rubio, joining chuck schumer, bob menendez, and myself in a group trying to come up with a bipartisan solution. but it won't just apply to children. eric cantor's speech to the american enterprise institute, he quoted emma lazarus, and that great quotation found on the statue of liberty. it doesn't say i lift my lamp beside the golden door for children only. we have 11 million people in this country who need a pathway to citizenship. i hope that the republicans in the house and mr. cantor will embrace that as part of immigration reform. >> just to pin you down on that point, what i heard from him today was, look, we can get something along the lines of the dream act passed right away. and we may have to come back to this business of a pathway to citizenship for everybody else. but you think there's momentum in the senate side to deal with everybody and deal with this pathway without illegal immigrants having to first go home? >> let me tell you this, david. the dream act means more to me than i can express. i met these young p
and bill is developed as both members of chambers of congress and goes on to say rub rubio's key in this. is obama's bill repeats the failures of past legislation and dead on arrival in congress. has the president concluded it's time for him to drive this reform and would that not kill what is being put together on capitol hill? >> on the contrary, the president, i think you saw congressman ryan and many others commented. even president bush's former speech writer commented favorably on the president's the approach we are taking to immigration reform. let's strengthen our borders and make sure there is an earned path to citizenship, provided people who earn it learn their english and pay their back taxes and have a criminal background tax. and make sure the legal immigration system is a reasonable opportunity for people so that they don't get kicked out of the system by others. we're going to continue to do that. the fact of this report, david, i think all it says to me is that we are doing exactly what we said we would do, which is we will be prepared in the event that the bipartisan ta
Search Results 0 to 17 of about 18 (some duplicates have been removed)